Current International Projects and Prospects for future Collaborations with SLU at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

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Current International Projects and Prospects
for future Collaborations with SLU at
Makerere

University, Kampala, Uganda.

College of Agricultural
and environmental
sciences, Makerere
University.

Dr. Denis Mpairwe,

Ag. Dean, School of
Agricultural Sciences

With Support from


Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Research Development Objective


To improve productivity and competitiveness
of Uganda's Agriculture transforming the
country into a major bio
-
resource and food
security actor
.

Purpose



To mobilise Science &Technology for
development, deployment and
utilization of products and services
and human resources in
transformation of Uganda's Agriculture

Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Research Objectives


Develop and promote of resilient, highly productive
and niche competitive crop varieties (focus is on
crop improvement and management
-

agronomy,
IPM and diseases)


Develop and promote highly productive and
resilient

livestock species and products


Promote market competitiveness through value
addition and effective policy support


Enhance knowledge management through novel
and effective extension and innovation approaches





Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Research projects and collaborations with SLU

I.
Developing sustainable agricultural
production systems through
ecological resource management &
value addition


Project Leaders
:


Prof. E.N.
Sabiiti
, College of Agricultural and
environmental sciences,
Mak
. & Dr.
Ewa

Wredle

Department of Animal Science, SLU



Part of a larger University
-
wide SIDA supported project





Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Research Sub
-
themes

1)
Increase Efficiency in Agricultural Waste
Utilization and Management


2)
Enhance Production Systems for Increased
Crop/Livestock Productivity


3)
Enhance Value Chain Systems for Sustainable
Agricultural Productivity

Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013


Period

2000
-
2013



Social


C
apacity
building training


7 PhDs trained,
1PhD under training; 1 MSc trained


Environmental



Recovering nutrients from crop wastes to
improve soil fertility


Reducing the problem of garbage
accumulation


Economic



Sale
of sorted wastes e.g. banana peels and
sweet potato vines for
income


Increased
crop/animal
production as a
result
of
utilization of the market wastes


3 core
values

Increase Efficiency in Agricultural Waste Utilization
and Management

Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Period

2000
-
2005



4
Key
Research
areas


Utilization of
urban market crop wastes
in
livestock production
systems
-

J
.
Nambi
-
Kasozi,
E. N.
Sabiiti,
F. B.
Bareeba
and E.
Sporndly


Urban
market crop waste for soil
fertility
management
-

Amoding,
A.,
Tenywa,
J.S.,
Ottabong,
E. and
Ledin,
S.


Market
crop wastes derived
soil

fertility
amendments: a tool
in integrated
pest
management in Uganda
-

Karungi,
J.,
Kyamanywa,
S. and
Ekbom,
B.


Socio
-
economic implications
of
waste
utilization
-

Ekere,
W.,
Mugisha,
J.,
and
Drake,
L


Waste Management


Phase I

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Key Outputs
and
Outcomes




Four members of academic staff trained to PhD
level


Linkages established with national stakeholders
including farmers, market vendors, Kampala City
Council (KCC), NEMA, Communication media
houses, Local Government personnel, some
schools personnel


3 dissemination workshops


Engineered change of PhD examination system
through collaboration with SLU


Enhanced visibility of Makerere University and
scientists due to dissemination workshops (3),
publications, presentation to Parliament


Increased graduate supervision capacity


Fostered research culture and networking in the
Faculty


Waste Management
-

Phase I

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Period

2005
-

2009


Developing feed rations for meat goats
based on urban market crop wastes


C.
Katongole, F.B. Bareeba, E.N. Sabiiti, I. Ledin


Socio
-
economic impact of biogas
production as a waste management
strategy in urban and peri
-
urban areas


P. Walekwa, J. Mugisha, D. Lars


Assessment of low
-
technology methods
for composting urban market crop
wastes


J.B. Tumuhairwe, Tenywa, J.S.,
Otabbong, E., Stig, L.


Organic soil fertility amendments for
management of crop pests
-

J. Karungi, S.
Kyamanywa, B. Ekbom

4 Key
Research
areas

Waste Management
-

Phase II

Above ground closed
composting

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Key Outputs
and
Outcomes




3 members of academic staff trained to PhD
level; 2 MSc


Contributed to the implementation of the PEAP
pillar 3 and Millennium Development Goals
-

healthier environment, high food production &
incomes


Enhanced skills of scientists at the university
impacting on tertiary education in terms of
output of knowledgeable and skilled human
resources in the country


Scientists on Boards/Councils at other
Universities or involved with NCHE, Ministry of
Education and Sports (MoES) in policy
formulation

Waste Management
-

Phase II

Goats feeding on sorted/cleaned
crop waste

Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Period

2010
-

2013


Environmental Systems Analysis of
urban waste management
technologies in Kampala, Uganda


A. Komakech, L. Kasisira, N. Banadda, B.
Vinneras, H. Jonsson, C. Sundberg, G.
Gebresenbet


Institutionalizing of a Centre of
excellence in waste management
(CEWM) at MUARIK


E.N. Sabiiti et al




Key
Research
areas

Waste Management
-

Phase III

Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Period

2010
-

2013


Pioneered vermi
-
composting in
Uganda


Mapped animal farms distribution
and waste disposal in and around
Kampala to inform policy


Fostered linkages with
stakeholders and advisors in waste
management


Attracted government interest in
the CEWM




Key
Outputs/Out
comes

Waste Management
-

Phase III

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2010
-
2013

Phase III


Research
Focus



Increase
livestock productivity and food security in
the rangeland pastoral communities


M. Tibezinda, D.
Mpairwe, E. Wredle, E.N. Sabiiti


Enhancement
of agricultural productivity through
soil and water conservation in Uganda


A. Turinawe,
L. Drake, J. Mugisha


Develop
and commercialize nutriceuticals from
traditional Ugandan foods


B. Andabati, J. Muyonga


Develop ecologically adapted crop management
strategies for pests and diseases for increased
crop
productivity
-

C. Muwanika, J. Karungi, B. Ekbom, S.
Kyamanywa


Integrate
catchment
-
based soil fertility and water
management for increased crop production


E.
Muyingo, J.S. Tenywa



Enhancing Production and value chain systems for
sustainable development

Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013


Phase III

2010
-
2013


11 project scientists appointed/promoted to
different leadership positions locally and
internationally.


7 peer
-
reviewed publications; 3 conference
proceedings


11 additional research projects and
collaborations garnered by the project
scientists including former PhD students


Increase in number of research outputs,
awards, and teams led former graduate
students


Key Outputs
and
outcomes

Enhancing Production and value chain systems for
sustainable development

Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Phase III

2010
-
2013


Increased linkages with stakeholders


Kabale and Mbarara districts


Contributed to increased visibility of
Makerere and Swedish universities through
publications and presentations made in
scientific for a


Accessed more funding from the Swedish
government through the UD40 project


Key Outputs
and
outcomes

Enhancing Production and value chain systems for
sustainable development

Swedish Research Council Visit 07 March 2013

Outcomes Summary


2000
-

2013


Increased CAES staff establishment with PhDs (10)


Trained scientists fully active and improving quality of
service in the university and beyond


Research outputs from research has led to individual and
collective accolades


Project scientists greatly involved in development of
curriculum and policy in upcoming and established
universities in the country (Busitema, Kabale, Bishop
Stuart, Nkozi universities)


Modified graduate examination process of Makerere
University





Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Outcomes Summary


2000
-

2013


Research technologies being used in national
agenda


composting in municipalities with Dr. J.B.
Tumuhairwe taking lead.


More research grants coming into the university
driving performance momentum


Attracted government effort in research


funding to the
school of Food science and Bioengineering for incubation


Research technologies contributing towards alleviation of
pressing needs of the communities eg. garbage
accumulation, degraded soils, agricultural pests, degraded
rangelands and harsh weather conditions





Presentation at a seminar organized by SLU Global 21 March 2013

Research projects and collaborations with SLU

II.
Feed for livestock in urban and
peri
-
urban production: the case of Kampala,
Uganda


Project Leaders
:


Dr C.
Katongole

and
J. E. Lindberg
, SLU



Supported by Government of Sweden (Ministry
of Foreign Affairs).



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Key Outcomes


Human

capacity

building
:

1)
One

MSc
.

candidate



Submit

by

April

2013

2)
Three

Swedish

students

for

Minor

Field

Studies

3)
One

under

graduate

special

project

report

4)
Capacity

of

fresh

PhD

collaborators

to

supervise

students

enhanced



Dissemination

of

results
:

1)
Four

manuscripts



One

has

been

accepted

(JARDTS)
.


2)
Farmers

brochures

in

2

languages



English

&

Luganda

3)
Farmers

handbook

on

Availability

and

Utilization

of

feed

resources



to

be

produced

by

June

2013
.


Brochure for Dairy cattle farmers

Brochure for Pig farmers

Brochure for Chicken farmers

III.

IMPROVING FEED AVAILABILITY FOR DAIRY

CATTLE IN PASTORAL PRODUCTIONAL SYSTEM

E. N. Sabiiti, D. Mpairwe and E. Wredle

Supported by Government of Sweden (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Students:

C. Johansson, S. Katuromunda &



M. Tibezinda

25

Cattle scavenging for herbage during drought period


March 2012

Objectives of the research

1.
To assess feed resource availability and
utilisation for dairy cattle in the agro
-
pastoral rangeland production system of
south western Uganda


2.
To assess the effect of seasonal feed
availability and nutrient quality on
performance of grazing cattle on dairy
farms in the agro
-
pastoral systems.


3.
To evaluate the response to supplementary
feeding by lactating dairy cows and calves
grazing improved natural pasture.

Study 1
: Feed resources availability and
performance of dairy cattle in agro pastoral
system of south western Uganda

PhD
-

Tibezinda Mary


STUDY 2:

SEASONAL EFFECTS ON FEED AVAILABILITY AND
PERFORMANCE OF DAIRY CATTLE IN THE RANGELAND OF
SOUTHWEST UGANDA

PhD study: C. Johansson


30

Study 3: Growth performance of Ankole x Friesian crossbred calves
grazed on natural pastures and supplemented with protein from
locally available feed resources



Post
-
doctoral Research.

IV.

Enhancing food security in Eastern

African through development of

appropriate seed delivery systems

and climate resilient varieties of

cassava, potato and sweetpotato.

Bioinnovate Prog. Sida/SAREC

V

Breeding maize and sorghum for

drought tolerance (stay green)

Bioinnovate Prog. Sida/SAREC







VI

Delivering New Sorghum and Finger

Millet Innovations for Food Security

and Improving Livelihoods in Eastern

Africa
-

Bioinnovate (SIDA)
.


The project:


brings together experts and stakeholders at
national, regional and international levels, and


employs a diverse research approach that
ranges from participatory on
-
farm and field
experiments to exploitation of comparative
genomic tools, and


provides a strategic platform for sorghum and
millets improvement.

VII

Harnessing finger millet as a bio
-
resource crop:

developing an East African knowledge base
-


Swedish Research Council (Vetenskaprådet.).


Meetings/workshops with new regional programmes to
optimise outputs of R&D and thereby establish a strong
network including private partnerships


Inviting international experts to boost knowledge where gaps
have been identified and direct various inputs including
capacity building.


Collect P. oryzae isolates from various grass hosts & use M.
grisea genome information for further Xcterisation.


Use public available grass genome sequences to test their
informative value on finger millet genotypes collected..

VIII

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF MAIZE AND

SORGHUM AS NEW FOOD, FEED AND INDUSTRIAL

RAW MATERIALS.
MSI GOU
.


Developing novel products such as biodegradable plastics for food and
packaging, bio
-
fortified food, feed (animals, poultry and fish), novel
beverages and bio
-
fuels.


Enhancing breeding of high lysine maize by developing selection
systems for modifier genes and parent backgrounds.


Developing systems for sustainable soil nutrient and carbon
sequestration to support high production and reduce carbon footprint
thus reducing global warming.


Building the critical human resources and infrastructure necessary to
support innovations and development of a science/knowledge based
economy in Uganda.




IX

Development of Plant Nutrient Efficient Use

Sorghum Varieties To Support Livelihood

Strategies East African Farmers
RUFORUM


focus on development of methodologies and technologies to improve
breeding of resilient sorghum varieties for farming communities who live in
marginal and drought prone areas of Kenya and Uganda


improved nitrogen, phosphorus use and uptake and tolerance to
aluminium toxicity


employ a research and training approach that uses genomics, quantitative
genetics and plant physiology to develop breeding systems for sorghum
improvement as well as resilient sorghums


Acknowledgements


Sida


Swedish government


Uganda government


Makerere University


SLU


DRGT


CAES


Farming communities


Scientists and Students

List of Scientists and
Students

on Sida Program
(Makerere and SLU



2000
-
2013
)

Name

Designation on Project

Period

Institution

1.

Prof. E.N. Sabiiti

Coordinator

2000
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

2.

Dr. Ewa Wredle

Coordinator

2010
-
2013

SLU

3.

Dr. Abraham Joel

Coordinator

2005
-
2009

SLU

4.

Dr. Stig
-
Ledin

Coordinator

2000
-
2005

SLU

5.

Prof. S. Kyamanywa

Scientist/Supervisor

2002
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

6.

Prof. Inga Ledin

Scientist/Supervisor

2002
-
2004

SLU

7.

Prof. E. Spondly

Scientist/Supervisor

2004
-
2008

SLU

8.

Prof. E. Otabbong

Scientist/Supervisor

2000
-
2009

SLU

9.

Prof. B. Ekbom

Scientist/Supervisor

2002
-
2013

SLU

10.

Dr. J.S. Tenywa

Scientist/Supervisor

2002
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

11.

Dr. J. Mugisha

Scientist/Supervisor

2002
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

12.

Dr. L. Drake

Scientist/Supervisor

2002
-
2013

SLU

13.

Prof. J. Muyonga

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

14.

Dr. L. Kasisira

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

15.

Dr. D. Mpairwe

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

16.

Dr. N. Banadda

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

CAES, Mak

17.

Ass
.

Prof. Carl Johan Lagerkvist

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

SLU

18.

Ass. Prof. Bjorn Vinneras

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

SLU

19.

Prof. Hakan Jonsson

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

SLU

20.

Dr. Cecilia Sundberg

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

SLU

21.

Prof. Girma Gebresenbet

Scientist/Supervisor

2010
-
2013

SLU

22.

Dr. J. Karungi

PhD student/Supervisor

2002
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

23.

Dr. J. Nambi
-
Kasozi

PhD student/Supervisor

2002
-
2008

FAF/CAES, Mak

24.

Dr. W. Ekere

PhD
student/Supervisor

2002
-
2008

FAF/CAES, Mak

25.

Dr. A. Amoding

PhD student/Supervisor

2002
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

26.

Dr. C. Katongole

PhD student/Supervisor

2005
-
2009

FAF/CAES, Mak

27.

Dr. J.B. Tumuhairwe

PhD student/Supervisor

2005
-
2010

FAF/CAES, Mak

28.

Dr. P. Walekwa

PhD student/Supervisor

2005
-
2010

FAF/CAES, Mak

29.

Mr. A. Komakech

PhD student

2010
-
2014

FAF/CAES, Mak

30.

Ms. A. Turinawe

PhD student

2010
-
2014

FAF/CAES, Mak

31.

Ms. M. Tibezinda

PhD student

2010
-
2014

FAF/CAES, Mak

32.

Mr. U. K. Lubanga

MSc.

student

2006
-
2008

FAF/CAES, Mak

33.

Mr. F. Ogwang

MSc. student

2008
-
2010

FAF/CAES, Mak

34.

Mr. C. Muwanika

MSc. student

2010
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

35.

Mr. B. Andabati

MSc. student

2010
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak

36.

Mr. E. Muyingo

MSc. student

2010
-
2013

FAF/CAES, Mak